Events & Awards

Check out upcoming events for prospective and current graduate students.

Graduate Student Research Recognition Day

Save the date! The ninth-annual Biomedical Sciences Programs Research Recognition Day takes place Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Coffman Union Great Hall

All faculty, students, postdocs and staff from the biomedical sciences graduate programs are cordially invited.  Registration is free, but required.


  • Keynote Speaker: Eugene Koonin, PhD, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and the leader of the Evolutionary Genomics Group in the Computational Biology Branch of the National Center for Biotechnology Information
    Title, "Coevolution of the virus world and antivirus defense: brave new world of metagenomics"
  • Presentations by the 2017 Milne-Brandenburg Award winners.
  • Graduate Student Posters

  • CV & Resume review by faculty and industry representatives 
  • 3-Minute Thesis Competition
 (1st and 2nd place prizes and the People's Choice Award

Special thanks to our 2017 Graduate Student Planning Committee:
 Ajeetha Joseph Rajan, BMBB; Amber Lockridge, IBP
; Sarah Namugenyi, MICaB;  Anna Ingebretson, NSCI
; Catherine Lee, MCDB&G; Lisa Chesner, PHCL

Program Day Agenda 

                    9:00                  Welcome:Dr. Yoji Shimizu,  Professor of  LaMP,
                                           Assistant Dean for Graduate Education,
                        Medical School

  9:05 – 9:20         Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Talk:  
                           Tijana Martinov, MICaB

9:20 – 9:35        Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Talk:
                   Gabriel Starrett, MICaB

9:35 - 9:50        Milne Brandenburg Award Winner Talk:
                   Martha Streng, NSCI

9:50 – 11:00      Poster Session & CV/Resume Feedback

11:00 – 12:00       3 Minute Thesis Talk (3MT) Competition

12:00 – 1:00                       Lunch:     Holy Land Catering

1:00 – 1:15        3MT Competition Winners Announced

1:15 – 2:15        Keynote Address: Dr. Eugene Koonin:

 “Coevolution of the virus world and antivirus defense: brave new world of metagenomics"

    Meet & greet!

    Visit our booth at these upcoming conferences or come meet us at these campus visits in 2018:

    January 25, 2018
    Campus Visit presentation on summer programs, PhD programs and MD/PhD programs
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

    January 26, 2018
    Campus Visit and Presentation on Summer Research, Graduate & MD/PhD programs
    Florida International University, Miami, FL.

    February 23-24, 2018
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference
    Information booth and Invited Presentationon Writing Personal Statements
    Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne Campus, Melbourne, FL.

    April 26, 2018
    Free Online Virtual Fair on Summer Research and Graduate Programs

    July 18, 2018
    NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair
    Natcher Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD